📢 Kolaambi #2: Be curious. Read widely. Try new things.
A bi-weekly newsletter with all things tech, people and communities from TinkerHub Foundation.
“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.” ― Aaron Swartz
How’d you all like our first newsletter? 🥳 We are sooooo excited to get started and have so much more in store to share with you! 🥁
We have fetched more open roles this month from Entri, Hatio and more! What are you waiting for?
Do let us know if you come across any openings and share it in #opportunities in Discord.
What to Learn 👩💻
We hosted our first front-end week focusing on web technologies on our Discord recently. Here are a few gems from the same:
👁 If you’re an absolute beginner looking to start web development, we recommend watching this tutorial on developing a basic HTML site. We love the FreeCodeCamp’s various learning paths.
👁 Now we flex a bit? 🏋️♀️ Flexbox also known as flexible box is a layout module which efficiently arranges, organizes, and size website elements to create highly adaptive designs. Here’s a fun resource to learn about the working of flexboxes. Read more about flexboxes here in detail.
👁 We recommend doing over watching. 🔧🧑🏼💻
Check out the list below to practice all the skills that you’ve been learning during the #front-end week. For something perhaps a bit more challenging, check out this for a set of challenges! #KeepCoding
🙇♀️ We’ve been getting a lot of questions about
Which JS framework should one begin with - is it the React? Vue? Angular?
Read what Nadia has to say 👇
What to Watch 📽
▶️ “Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves” - Swartz
Here’s an interesting documentary about Aaron Swartz —the internet activist and programmer who advocated to make information available to all.
▶️ We love CRED Curious. Here’s a good one between Kunal Shah and Nithin Kamath of Zerodha on building a bootstrapped business(a company built from the ground up with nothing but personal savings!). We recommend this channel for some seriously interesting content.
Upcoming Events 📆
Coopathon 3.0 is an initiative to provide a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in this time of crisis, inculcate a culture of innovation and problem solving, and in the process, expose participants to the values-based cooperative model.
Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. As a part of vGHC20, AnitaB.org will host a global hackathon for women in technology. We suggest you check this out here.
For more guides on how to start & participate in hackathons, we suggest you ping in the #challenges channel in Discord.
Heard about our first TownHall? 🏛
On 7th November, we had our very first Townhall in Airmeet. Our guest, Joby from Truecaller shared his experience as a Product Manager working with the AdTech. He also had insights to share on handling data along with Abid Aboobaker. Here’s the list of curated resources he promised he’d share to help you get ahead with some serious data crunching.
Sruthi narrates her first hackathon experience 👩🏻💻
At least some of us still get apprehensive and anxious about participating in hackathons. Are we reaaaaally good enough? Do we have the skill sets to build something? What if we are unable to showcase anything? — pretty sure as participants at least some of us have thought along those lines at some point.
Sruthi did too — until she and her friends completed their first hackathon with Hack Kochi 3.0. Read more about her experience here.
That’s all folks! Until next time. 👋🧡